themselves vs themself

themselves themself

Definitions

  • 1) Seehimself.
  • 2) The people previously mentioned, as the object of a verb or following a preposition, where the people are also the subject of the verb; also used for emphasis.
  • 3) The person of unspecified gender previously mentioned, as the object of a verb or following a preposition, where the person is also the subject of the verb; also used for emphasis.
  • 4) Those ones identical with them.
  • 5) Their normal or healthy condition.
  • 6) The plural of himself, herself, and itself. See himself, herself, itself.

Definitions

  • 1) Reflexive and emphatic form of them when them is used as a non-gender-specific singular (singular they).
  • 2) Informal Himself or herself. Used as a gender-neutral reflexive .
  • 3) Nonstandard Themselves.

Examples

  • 1) Investors were also positioning themselves ahead of results this week.
  • 2) It will make many women ask themselves if they can trust these high street brands.
  • 3) Some of them are people who consider themselves fans.
  • 4) England could also tell themselves they are not far from turning things around.
  • 5) She argues that the discs say lots about how people represent themselves.
  • 6) Whether they should come out and say so publicly is a question only the players themselves can answer.
  • 7) About half the people in care homes will be paying the full fees themselves, many using the equity in their houses.
  • 8) The Saints have hardly been in great form themselves, but we can see them nicking it.
  • 9) They may also find themselves being taught by their old bosses.
  • 10) They can also block out weeks when they want to use the property themselves.
  • 11) Yet few companies can organise themselves to let their staff pick and choose.
  • 12) You have to keep them on the pitch and patiently wait as they play themselves into form.
  • 13) They can put in a tackle and look after themselves but also have the creative spark.
  • 14) The schools themselves would use their experience to recruit and appoint teachers.
  • 15) Wealthy people with good accountants can protect themselves much better.
  • 16) United are hardly in shabby form themselves.
  • 17) Regional food producers are also helping themselves.
  • 18) Teach them how to fish and they can feed themselves and others.
  • 19) These orphans have now formed themselves into two large groups.
  • 20) Most people work for themselves because they want to.
  • 21) Other friends who had lost money in property investments had also killed themselves in recent years.
  • 22) But savvy consumers can help themselves by switching to cheaper tariffs.
  • 23) Some had formed themselves into an extensive island in the middle.
  • 24) Do people resist committing themselves to a ministry group?
  • 25) In doing so they will also guarantee themselves lower bills through the next two winters.
  • 26) But only now are people asking themselves what they really want out of the medium.
  • 27) Most people who use it on themselves find it easiest to write a note which they read again and again.
  • 28) They form themselves into a queue.
  • 29) Men who didn't pay were likely to find themselves being used as a demonstration in a weapons test.
  • 30) ‘Patients should be able to refer themselves to a specialist in such circumstances.’
  • 31) ‘Many people currently describe themselves as students or teachers of the subject.’
  • 32) ‘Can she and her ex-husband save themselves and their young son from certain death?’
  • 33) ‘In fact, to do so is especially tempting since they seem to take themselves so very seriously.’
  • 34) ‘The two girls then lock up the gas station they run and head to the dump to rid themselves of the body.’
  • 35) ‘Female nurses busied themselves lifting the patient and cutting off his clothes.’
  • 36) ‘There is a joke the Serbs tell against themselves about the two Serb astronauts who land on the moon.’
  • 37) ‘We are educating adults not to trust one another or themselves around children.’
  • 38) ‘When out and about, most people tend to behave sensibly enough not to put themselves at huge risk.’
  • 39) ‘Instead, we could use fewer rights and a bit more room for parents to sort things out for themselves.’
  • 40) ‘The executives in this case have shown themselves to be anything but patriotic.’
  • 41) ‘All those who regard themselves as progressives must stand firm in the face of this new politics.’
  • 42) ‘It is a vehicle through which to teach children how to behave and how to feel about themselves and others.’
  • 43) ‘Police today offered advice on how van owners can make themselves less vulnerable to the gang.’
  • 44) ‘Thousands of hopefuls have sent in videos of themselves and have been whittled down to a hundred.’
  • 45) ‘Startled onlookers saw officers arm themselves and take up positions in front of the house.’
  • 46) ‘All four of them acquitted themselves with distinction appearing in all their finals.’
  • 47) ‘He said a bonus of the system was that criminals were far more likely to own up once they saw themselves on camera.’
  • 48) ‘Despite that threat, they threw themselves into the task of revitalising the place.’
  • 49) ‘People would also take clothes to be laundered, which they had to do themselves.’
  • 50) ‘Computers are made out of materials which are themselves subject to the laws of Nature.’
  • 51) ‘They are thus able to remain objects of desire without themselves being subject to it.’
  • 52) ‘What annoys me most about the whole subject is the attitude of a lot of smokers themselves.’
  • 53) ‘This does not, as mentioned, mean that ethics and the rest are themselves nonsense.’
  • 54) ‘They have got to see what the good teams are doing and try to reach that level themselves.’
  • 55) ‘Anyone prepared to put themselves forward as a leader there is taking their life in their hands.’
  • 56) ‘All of which is hugely depressing to anyone who still considers themselves part of the left.’
  • 57) ‘Very seldom would anyone put themselves through all of this just for a few quid.’
  • 58) ‘Why else would anyone want to project themselves to a potential audience of millions?’
  • 59) ‘It is essential for anyone wanting to express themselves and hear what others have to say.’
  • 60) ‘The album is a must-have for anyone who consider themselves to be a dancehall fan.’
  • 61) ‘So, is this just a common response for anyone who gives themselves fully to a given path?’
  • 62) ‘I'm not sure that anyone baptised in this way would be able to call themselves a Christian.’
  • 63) ‘Anyone intelligent can surely figure that out for themselves by hearing him speak?’
  • 64) ‘If they repeat themselves or go too far off the subject they can be challenged by another person.’

Examples

  • 1) ‘Despite keeping his faith closely guarded, he threw himself into the Hare Krishna movement with the enthusiasm of a college kid who'd just dropped out and then found themself again.’
  • 2) ‘Anyone who's found themself trying to navigate life's day-to-day reality in a foreign culture will relate to Ko's means of reflecting displacement.’
  • 3) ‘I hope no-one else ever finds themself in this position.’
  • 4) ‘Here, a young person who wants to blend into a different type of society may fit perfectly well and express themself in a number of real-life extracurricular activities.’
  • 5) ‘I just checked my email and received quite a nasty one from someone who was practically wetting themself because I hadn't replied to an earlier email.’
  • 6) ‘As Remnick pointed out, it is impossible to imagine any former British prime minister subjecting themself to such an indignity, and it is to be hoped that no future one will put up with it, either.’
  • 7) ‘Minefields flank the road edge, marked by red-painted rocks, and any driver unlucky enough to misjudge one of the treacherous bends will find themself in the middle of one.’
  • 8) ‘What kind of person blows up themself and other citizens of their country (often including children)?’
  • 9) ‘Some of the most talented artists in the area belong to this group and I would encourage anyone with an interest to go along to see the formidable talent for themself.’
  • 10) ‘Obviously, if someone is involved in an accident and injures themself seriously then yes, they are entitled to monetary compensation for that injury.’
  • 11) ‘It can certainly take over your life, but at the same time, studies have shown that someone who's depressed may use pot to make themself feel better.’
  • 12) ‘But what we're finding is the individual themself is having a hard time making that transformation to pick up another skill.’
  • 13) ‘If you work for someone who is so unsure of themself that it causes them to overreact or be spiteful or devious, it's unlikely that you're going to change them.’
  • 14) ‘This is natural; anyone would find themself thinking similar thoughts.’
  • 15) ‘Does anyone else walk around the house talking to themself?’
  • 16) ‘I feel it is those who are left behind that suffer the most emotional pain when a relative or someone close to them kills themself.’
  • 17) ‘In the words of the Mayor, ‘it's hard to argue with someone trying to feed themself’.’
  • 18) ‘I really wondered why someone would want to do this to themself?’
  • 19) ‘It is one of the most interesting occupations that anyone could find themself in.’
  • 20) ‘Why doesn't everyone just buy themself something they really like and be done with it?’
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